spring in central park

What to Do in Central Park this Spring

Tim Welsh Travel Tips

Spring, with its breezes that are just beginning to hint at summer’s heat, is the perfect time to visit New York’s Central Park and discover the many features of this iconic landmark.

Central Park in Spring — New York’s Crowning Glory

Central Park, an urban park designed around 843 acres of pristine landscape, is New York’s most well-known landmark. And, Central Park in spring is a delight to behold. With thousands of plants blooming throughout the season, there is beauty around every corner.

Aside from the blooms, this super-sized park has many attractions. You can spend a day at the Central Park Zoo and enjoy the animals or visit the iconic Carousel at mid-park near 65th street.

Sightseers can marvel at the last remaining stand of American Elms on The Mall or take a photo of the New York Skyline at the Reservoir, a 40-foot-deep, billion-gallon manmade lake that reflects the city skyline in its depths.

If you’re feeling active, you can take a run — or walk — on the nearby running track that nearly spans the park and will give you a good look at all the plants in bloom.

Birders and nature-lovers will want to visit the Shakespeare Garden to get an up-close view of this quintessentially English landscape, and no visit is complete without a stop at the Dairy Visitor Center and Gift Shop.

Get the Most Out of Central Park with Close Accommodations

With so many activities available in the spring, a proper visit to Central Park can take days, so you’ll want to stay close.

The Concorde Hotel will put you just blocks from all the fun and excitement of Central Park. That’s right — you can literally walk to the Park each day, making it easy to explore all the options Central Park in spring has to offer.

If you’re tired after a long day of activities, the Concorde provides the perfect place to relax and renew. With lots of floor space and storage and gorgeous soaking tubs, you’ll be able to jump into a hot bath and relax minutes after leaving the park.

And, if English isn’t your first language, don’t fret.

We’ve got an experienced, multilingual staff to help you find your way to the Park, discover things to do, and help make your New York City experience precisely what you wanted.